21 days in England Itinerary

21 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip itinerary builder

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London
— 6 nights
Train
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York
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brighton and Hove
— 3 nights
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London

— 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, examine the collection at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker tool.

Doha, Qatar to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to London is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Doha, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in London, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

York

— 4 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip planner.

You can take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. December in York sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

Cirencester

— 3 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Venture out of the city with trips to Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, contemplate the long history of Chavenage House, get outside with The Cotswold Range, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cirencester trip tool.

You can drive from York to Cirencester in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

Bath

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham), Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe) and West Kennet Long Barrow (in Avebury). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, don't miss a visit to Bath Street, and explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath trip planner.

You can drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

Brighton and Hove

— 3 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
On the 29th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at Chutima Therapy, stop by Gustamps, and then wander the streets of The Lanes. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Tulleys Farm and then relax in the rural setting at Sussex High Weald Dairy.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Bath to Brighton and Hove in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Shopping · Spas · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.